Leading the practice is proud owner, Dr Alex Ritchie. He is a dual qualified dentist and physiotherapist with over 18 years’ experience treating patients. He completed his degrees at the University of Queensland and Griffith University.
Alex is passionate about all facets of dentistry, particularly procedures that restore aesthetics, function and dental health. His focus is on ensuring a positive experience for every patient, and he achieves this through providing individualised dental treatment tailored to the needs of his patients.
In addition to general family Dentistry Alex has a special interest in replacing missing teeth with Dental implants. The treatment of jaw joint pain, TMJ disorders or TMD, is also an area of expertise within Alex’s skill set. Having the knowledge to approach this complex problem from both the Dental and Physiotherapy angles ensures optimal results.
Alex was born and bred in Brisbane, and has called Manly home for the past 4 years. Alex formed a professional relationship with former owner Lloyd Simmonds whilst providing dental care to Lloyd over the past few years. Alex is committed to continuing the quality care and treatment provided by Lloyd to his patients over the past decades.
Alex is a proud father to three children, with a fourth on the way later this year. He thoroughly enjoys being part of the local Manly community and is excited about the further opportunities being a local dentist will provide to service the community.
A compulsive learner, Alex values continued professional development and is a member of the one of the longest established Brisbane based dental study group, The Vardiman Group. He also regularly attends courses on the most up to date procedures and treatments to ensure the most comprehensive treatment options are available to his patients.
Lloyd Simmonds has 34 years of experience as a dentist and is very dedicated to quality dentistry and patient care. Lloyd completed his studies at Melbourne University, and has had a lifelong commitment to continuous education.
Lloyd previously owned the practice (Lloyd Simmonds Dental) and will continue to treat patients on a part-time basis, after taking a long-awaited break. He has a keen interest in restorative dentistry including composite restorations, on-lays, crowns and bridges. Lloyd has studied extensively in the field of dental occlusion and how this affects the overall function of the oro facial complex.
Originally from Melbourne, Lloyd has called Brisbane’s bayside home for the last 20 years. Lloyd enjoys spending time with his wife Marg and visiting their beautiful grandchildren.